Brights IV project meeting in Athens: experimental phase highlights

The Hellenic Professionals Informatics Society (HePIS), hosted on June 7th and 8th, the fourth BRIGHTS (Boosting Global Citizenship Education Using Digital Storytelling) project meeting in Athens, Greece. The objective of the two-day meeting was to provide the partnering groups the opportunity to review the activities implemented so far, with a specific interest towards the piloting phase and status of the project. In fact, the partners focused on presenting the results obtained with the teacher training system involving the BRIGHTS MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and face-to face lessons Global Citizenship Education and Digital Storytelling. In brief, the results demonstrated that 535 teachers/trainers coming from the four project countries (Greece, Belgium, Croatia, and Italy) benefited from the BRIGHTS MOOC. In addition, 98% of them evaluated as worthwhile the organization, the learning outcomes and the learning material, and declared that they would be interested in taking part in a similar course in the future. However, while the Face-to-Face training phase is ongoing in some of the partnering countries, the total target of 100 teachers trained – that is 25 teachers per country – will most likely be reached. BRIGHTS initiated on March 2018 and currently, alongside students, youngsters and teachers, we entered the final stage of digital story creation that will conclude in August 2018. In this final stage, the pupils, alongside BRIGHTS trained teachers, are creating digital stories on Global Citizenship and will then participate at the BRIGHTS Contest awards. The four national winners will receive their award at the “BRIGHTS Awards Ceremony for the best digital story”, which will take place on October 18th, during the renowned ALL DIGITAL Summit in Brussels.

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